Lighthouse Pedagogy Trust
Lighthouse Pedagogy Trust is a charity that creates children’s homes where children can thrive.
Their model is built on four foundations:
- People - Their people are the heart of their organisation. They want the very best people, developing authentic relationships with the most vulnerable children. They recruit and train diverse and skilled staff. They are launching a bespoke development programme and offer above-average remuneration so they can attract talent to the sector and retain staff.
- Place - They create thoughtfully-designed spaces that feel like home, in places of need. Through their therapeutic environment and excellent staff, they want to create stable placements for children.
- Purpose - Children must be able to discover their potential. They work closely with learning providers and other support services to allow every child to achieve their ambitions. A holistic education is at the top of their list of priorities.
- Social Pedagogy - They use social pedagogy as an excellent basis for supporting children who live in residential care. It is an academic discipline drawing on core theories from education, sociology, psychology and philosophy, and is commonly used by residential care workers in many European countries.
Funding from Postcode Innovation Trust, thanks to players of People's Postcode Lottery, was used to launch its first children's home in Sutton. You can view a virtual tour of the children's home by clicking here.